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Wallace Wattles advised us in The Science of Getting Rich to access all the resources we need to live our best. Phillip Mountrose points out the 4 keys to living consciously in this short video.
Turn on your speakers and watch the video…
Current scientific research has shown that we do have areas in the brain that light up when we are motivated to succeed. But there’s more to the story — there’s also another system in the brain that is risk averse, fearful of losing anything it thinks it might have.
PLAYING TO WIN
In sports, this success can translate into playing to win… or playing not to lose. You can play all out or just cautiously, so you don’t lose any gains you made.
On the court, if you are playing too cautiously, trying to avoid any mistakes, it can end up hindering your own game and encouraging your opponent.
So too in life, we can try to protect our gains and avoid risks. Sometimes this is a wise strategy in dangerous waters. However, a life of being too safe and secure turns into nothing ventured, nothing gained.
In effect, we lose the zest for life. Holding too tightly to security and one’s comfort zone can eliminate creativity and deeper meaning. Also with risk comes reward.
PASSION OR CAUTION?
Some people are naturally more cautious. In our partnership, Jane generally is more deliberate and slower to act than Phillip.
Jane can be insightful, weighing options, which can reign in any recklessness in Phillip’s fast actions. On the other hand, Phillip can prod Jane off the over-analyzing couch.
YOUR LARGER PURPOSE
Whether you tend to be cautious or passionate (space here) (failure-avoidant or success-oriented), you still have a higher purpose.
We are all here to help ourselves and others. In order to succeed, we do need to clear blocks along the way. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a great tool here.
It is also important to note that you want to apply your gifts and talents to help the world by taking specific action. Just to generically want “world peace” doesn’t get too far.
Developing a business or helping a group of particular people succeed, however, does uplift you and others for a greater good.
Your brain is wired to succeed as well as avoid risks. Each person has a particular inclination or balance between the passion and caution mode.
Nonetheless, we all have beautiful music inside to express. Ultimately the question, then, is whether you are playing your song yet, the one you really want to sing.
Following your heart will embrace both your brain and mind. Don’t hold back. By playing full out, you will succeed.
Most people are challenged by this subject. They wonder how to get money. Let’s explore why.
In The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles points out that money is necessary to give you access to resources. Access to resources leads to a fulfilling life.
Some people need more resources than others, but anyone who is not in a monastery generally needs a good deal to live comfortably and creatively.
Napoleon Hill also noted that when you need money, there is rarely a substitute. To do things in your life – to provide for your family, travel, invest, pay off debts (survive and thrive) – money is required.
Yet many – if perhaps unconsciously – feel something is wrong with money.
YOUR DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES
Let’s put things in perspective, to understand why this money issue is so prevalent.
As developmental psychologists have researched, people evolve in identifiable stages. As you grow, you take what you learned from one stage and include it with you as your next stage emerges.
So a child takes what it already knows to become a teenager with new learning. To evolve as an adult, however, more conscious growth is required.
At one stage, sometimes called “modernist,” a person with this predominant worldview focuses more on outside success. The upside is tremendous: achievement, technology, science and democracy. The downside is excess materialism.
The next stage, if one reaches it, is called the post-modern, “green” stage. It’s a more inner-focused, feminine stage. Here you become more inclusive of different cultures and peoples, as well as more environmentally sensitive.
The downside is that you can start to reject success and material achievement. This developmental trap throws the baby out with the bathwater.
By avoiding materialism, like a preacher avoids “sin,” you are in reaction mode. You end up against materialism, warding off having things and the money that is required. There’s a vacuum, without a positive solution to focus on.
So pure outer materialism, which some modernists embrace, is limited. But the next developmental stage (post-modern, cultural creative) has limitations too. You can become so inclusive and so environmentally correct, you can end up somewhere between being wishy-washy and too paralyzed to act.
The solution comes with marrying the outer and the inner, achievement and inner awareness. This translates into having goals and dreams in a heartfelt, holistic way.
It means clearing money blocks (like fears of being greedy or undeserving). Then you are free to create and live fully with greater access to resources and the opportunities it brings. Using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) can help to get clear.
With your thinking right, you realize money is a means not an end. Yes there is excessive commercialism. That doesn’t mean you are a selfish snob if you have money.
After all, how can you help others if you yourself are barely surviving?
If you put your mind to it, you will find your way through trial and error. In time, you become confident enough to drop suspicions and reactivity to success and being sold to. You still use discernment and become a good steward of money.
ARE YOU TOO SENSITIVE?
For some it’s a case of being overly sensitive. However sensitive you are, there comes a point when it can hold you back.
Focusing too much on how the environment is out to get you can weaken your life force. By focusing on the problem too much, you can miss the opportunity to be a change agent and really help others.
It’s time to step up and realize you are a creator, not a victim blaming outside circumstances for your challenges with money and other things.
It’s also time to become more present, mindful of the opportunities each day offers. You can do it — the world needs what you have to offer.
In the process, you learn to master money and success. And it truly becomes a rich and wonderful life, on an inner and outer level.
Although statistics cite only 15-30% of people as “idealists,” we suspect that many of our readers have more idealism than the general population.
Let’s examine how idealism can serve you, as well as undermine you.
When idealistic, you are enthusiastic, cheerful and trusting. You focus on the Big Picture, figuring the details will work themselves out. You focus on how things “should be.”
Idealists can be visionaries. When we founded Awakenings Institute, it was born from a Dream:
Imagine a world where love is the guiding force, where the unique gifts that each individual brings receive honor and respect, where all are nurtured in allowing their gifts to blossom, to manifest the joy of living in each moment…
Idealists can be naive and live in a fantasy world. They can end up disillusioned when things don’t work, falling far short of anything that could be considered an idealistic outcome.
One revealing area is how idealists dislike conflict and confrontation. Too much conflict and confrontation is definitely self-defeating and unproductive. Too little stress has problems too, however. How do we deal with conflict, without denying it and trying to live in a fantasy world?
Let’s turn to Wallace Wattles’ Science of Getting Rich for advice. He says we need to rise out of the competitive plane and live more in the creative plane. This may sound idealistic, but it is also very practical.
To live creatively, we need to embrace conflict, find good solutions and learn and grow from life’s challenges. We need more cooperation and collaboration, to be sure. We also need healthy competition, which brings out the best in us.
Idealists tend to ignore the facts and proofs because “it’s all for the best.” This approach can put you out of touch with what’s occurring in the external world.
For example, Phillip’s father regularly spoke of how well things were working out, and how a wonderful business breakthrough was just around the corner. Even though he helped Phillip in many ways, he died in poverty because ne never took the practical measures needed to succeed.
To make progress, you do need to keep score with what’s happening on the ground. You need to see what works in order to achieve your more idealistic dreams and use practical goals. In short, what is the empirical evidence that what you are doing will work?
You have a vision, be inspired, and see great possibilities. But remember to take off the rose-colored glasses, too. You do want to turn your dreams into reality, don’t you?
Do what achievers and successful visionaries do. Combine the inner with the outer, the feminine with the masculine. Have achievable, written goals. Study inspirational and success material. Associate with successful people who can help you translate your idealism into reality.
Idealists love personal growth. We can relate. If you wed self-development with realism, what will happen? You will get the best of both worlds and optimize your life.
Idealists sometimes need a healthy skepticism, too. We are not talking about being in reaction mode (“I could never sell”).
We’re talking about checking things out, in a rational, due-diligence way. “How could I find a way to share/market that, which would help others?” “What practical steps do I need to take to succeed?”
As a note, if you fall on the other side of the equation and are too realistic, what can you do? Find ways to inspire yourself and zoom out to sense the bigger picture.
Let idealism serve you, not undermine you. For success thinking, idealism and realism combine well. It’s a wonderful way to bring spirit into form.
Most heart-centered people seek a better world, one more harmonious, peaceful and loving. However, here’s where many get lost: they don’t connect their idealistic goals with practical, perennial wisdom on how to succeed.
Earlier in our own career as coaches and holistic practitioners, we gave a quick nod to success principles and then focused on “deeper” matters. Here’s what we missed: success principles are not just matters of opinion, or get-rich-quick schemes.
WHY HEART-CENTERED PEOPLE MAY REJECT SUCCESS
Success principles, such as “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” (Samuel Johnson) some may consider to be too rigid and materialistic.
Maybe it seems they are more geared for men and not women. Or perhaps they seem egotistical and irrelevant to the deeper things in life.
Success is based on the right mindset that leads to effective and inspired action. We would argue that success principles are essential ingredients for fulfilling your life purpose. They help you experience life’s richness on all levels.
We know too many wonderful people who reject business and success, only to end up struggling. Even though they may like the idea of transcending materialism, and certainly its misuses, they end being consumed by having to live in survival mode.
Yes, they may have opened their heart chakras, but their lower chakras are cluttered with negative emotions and beliefs and physical ailments causing them to be unable to function as fully as they are truly capable.
The good news is that these restrictive patterns can change, often easier than you think.
As we discuss in our new ebook The Science of Getting Rich: Magic in Minutes, there’s a practical and profound way to succeed. Namely, once you align your daily activities with your goals and purpose, you are on track to living a great life.
How do you stay on track to live a wonderful life? You consciously align what you do with what you want. And you trust the universe to support you.
Success principles become the guideposts for manifesting what you want and helping others.
If you want to be a good tennis player, for example, you’d learn the skills – and mindset – to succeed. So too with success in other life areas.
EXAMPLES OF SUCCESS PRINCIPLES
Here are just a few of the many success principles that we suggest studying and applying regularly:
“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” – Charles Buxton
“Most who became great leaders were intelligent followers.” – Napoleon Hill
“Doubt or unbelief is as certain to start a movement away from you as faith and purpose are to start one toward you.” – Wallace Wattles
By studying and applying these profound principles daily, you will experience many benefits:
· You’ll attract positive, successful, supportive people into your life. Regularly connecting with successful people is a success principle in itself as well as a byproduct of following the principles.
· You’ll overcome obstacles and build character.
· You’ll get into the creative flow and “yes” mindset that your intuition and soul provides.
As a result, your life will become richer on all levels. You’ll transform areas where you consider yourself being a victim and realize your true nature as a co-creator.
FOLLOW YOUR HEART
So if you are like we used to be and have glossed over the many success principles that are available, you can certainly commit to start studying and integrating them now.
Is every success idea from some guru a universal truth, one that is soulful and expresses a primary law? No, of course not.
You need to “have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become” as Steve Jobs said, stating another wonderful success principle.
We think if you do combine these laws of success with other aspects of self-development (such as meditation and holistic healing), you will be surprised at the progress you make.
You will go from seeing yourself as a cog in the wheel (of the economy, societal and government systems and others) to being empowered. You’ll then naturally bring out the best in yourself and others.
The world is facing some big challenges these days. It needs each of us to show up fully. Learn what you can, do what you can.
Reclaim your life and take charge of it. And that’s definitely a good place to be.
It’s your time to create the life you truly want.
Phillip Mountrose, the Holistic Dr. Phil, shares one of the key lessons from Wallace Wattles masterpiece “The Science of Getting Rich,” the source for “The Secret.” How to get what you want starts with a positive attitude.
At a certain point, you realize you won’t live forever and you want to make the most out of your life. To optimize your life, to create fulfilling work and relationships, you need to operate from the creative plane.
As Wallace Wattles explains in The Science of Getting Rich, from the elevated creative level, you can claim your right to be rich and successful. Being rich means access to all the resources you need to help yourself and others.
Here are the three steps to help you live from the creative plane.
1. Move beyond the mainstream
2. Move beyond the resulting void
3. Embrace the best of both worlds
1. MOVE BEYOND THE MAINSTREAM
The mainstream is the norm, what is considered acceptable, as defined by authorities such as the government, media, education and institutions.
The mainstream tends to measure everything by scientific, externally-based ways. It needs to be provable by the five senses.
To get an idea of how this world looks, watch a typical story on CNN. Note what they consider important and how they measure things.
Facts and figures rule. To get people interested, emotions and controversy are used to bolster the bottom line: making money and profit.
In order to move to the creative plane, you need to be discerning, to separate the wheat from the chaff. The mainstream has a wealth of data, resources, quickly developing technology and research. Use the good stuff and leave the rest. Avoid getting trapped in greed, selfishness and externals.
2. MOVE BEYOND THE RESULTING VOID
After letting go of a one-sided reliance on science and materialism, you have room to explore your internal world. You can value meditation, various spiritual traditions and alternative approaches, and honor all people.
The trap in this phase is that you can become too subjective, too internally focused. This leads to becoming ungrounded and impractical — what mainstream people call “woo-woo.”
Also, if you reject business and money, you can easily fall into poverty consciousness. It’s hard to be about peace and love when you can’t pay your bills.
You can wait a long time for all those referrals to show up and for the law of attraction to magically manifest everything you want without any effort or growth choices.
The challenge is that you want to attract abundance, but you don’t know how. You’re left in a void. You don’t want to “sell out,” yet you’re unsure how to function and live fully.
3. EMBRACE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
You don’t have to end up lost in the void or escaping to an imaginary paradise island. You can go to another level — the creative plane. Here you focus on what you do want, to benefit yourself and others.
Then your vision (and mission) emerges and you translate it into action. You bring heaven down to earth, channel spirit into form.
This way includes following your guidance and being free of artificial boundaries. You can draw on the best of both worlds, conventional and alternative — and create new possibilities.
You then more easily connect with the right people at the right time.
As Bob Proctor likes to affirm regularly, “I am so happy money comes to me continuously from multiple sources!” Remember, money represents having all the resources you need to fulfill your potential.
You program your mind for success each day so you can use resources to develop your talents and become a better you.
CAN YOU MAKE A BIGGER DIFFERENCE?
You do deserve a great quality of life (being prosperous), helping yourself and others. Don’t you feel more alive then?
The best of all worlds is found on the creative plane. There you can use science and technology, as well as being environmentally conscious and fair to all parties. You can be free to bring out the best in yourself, so you can bring out the best in others.
From the creative plane, you receive inspiration. Then you take action on that inspiration. By following your guidance, you manifest your dreams into reality.
When you get stuck– whether it’s getting to the creative plane or taking inspired action — then do EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to clear whatever’s in your way.
There’s plenty of room on the creative plane, so claim your space now!